The Bolivarian National Guard seized 460 panelas of cocaine in Apure, according to military sources.
The drug shipment was detected in a clandestine track located in Galeras del Cinaruco, Santos Luzardo National Park, Pedro Camejo municipality, Apure. The military proceeded to destroy the airfield as well as seize the panelas that totaled 537 kilos 700 grams.
During the operation, two aircraft were also seized, one of which is operational, identified with the initials YV-2420, model Cessna, white. The other plane is dismantled, according to the report.
The track was used for drug trafficking activities and is 2.100 meters long and 12 meters wide. The military commission withheld 320 liters of Jet-A1 fuel and a GPS. In addition to the GNB, members of the Bolivarian Army and the Regional Anti-Drug Intelligence Unit No. 35 participated in the procedure.
In that region of Cinaruco, four individuals close to the Sinaloa cartel, a drug trafficking organization based in Mexico, were arrested on January 28 from where it was led by Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, currently detained in the United States.